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BCAA vs Whey

I’ve seen lots of articles and posts trumpeting the benefits of taking BCAA’s in the morning, during fasted cardio, during workouts, etc.

However, my whey protein of choice has listed leucine, isoleucine, and valine, 2.5, 1.5, and 1.4g respectively, per scoop. Is there any benefit to using a BCAA supplement/ pills or powder instead of using a whey protein like this for the same effect?

Most whey proteins are a lot more complete, containing the 17 other amino acids, including the essential ones you won’t get if your diet is lacking.